IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2019
This work presents a methodology to incorporate reliability constraints in the optimal power systems expansion planning problem. Besides Loss Of Load Probability (LOLP) and Expected Power Not Supplied (EPNS), traditionally used in power systems, this work proposes the use of the risk measures VaR (Value-at-Risk) and CVaR (Conditional Value-at-Risk), widely used in financial markets. The explicit consideration of reliability constraints in the planning problem can be an extremely hard task and, to minimize computational effort, this work applies the Benders decomposition technique splitting the expansion planning problem into an investment problem and two subproblems to evaluate the system’s operation cost and the reliability index. The operation subproblem is solved by Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming (SDDP) and the reliability subproblem by Monte Carlo simulation. The proposed methodology is applied to the real problem of optimal expansion planning of the Bolivian power system.